The Arbors at Shelburne—Vermont's trusted mind and memory care resource for over 30 years.

 Across from Lake Champlain, The Arbors is the only dually licensed Residential Care Home and Nursing Facility in the area exclusively for those with memory loss and other care needs.

  • 30+ year history as one of Vermont’s most trusted mind and memory care communities

  • Vibrant and compassionate with a neighborhood feel

  • Dedicated, on-premise clinical services

  • Comfortable spaces to maximize independence and feelings of safety

  • Care for those with mild cognitive impairment to late-stage dementia

Life at The Arbors Shelburne

Care and Experiences So Those With Memory Loss Can Prosper

Whether newly diagnosed or in late stage dementia, Arbors residents have ample opportunities to experience joy each day—activities that excite, spaces to connect and surroundings that encourage memories.


Specialized Sensory Dining

  • Artful homemade meals with plenty of choices
  • Soothing music and smells that residents enjoy
  • Modified dining to maximize nutrition

Secure Common Spaces

  • Outdoor patios with special features like garden beds and gazebos
  • Ample activity spaces to connect with others
  • Hair salon and barber shop
women knitting with male associate

Therapeutic Experiences

  • Fitness, arts, music, gardening and educational programs
  • Purposeful objects and activities at every turn for reminiscing
  • Cooking and baking programs  
man in wheelchair with caretaker outside

Support of Care Providers

  • Loving care from specially educated providers
  • Access to healthcare providers on-site to support aging well
  • End of life care by hospice providers

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Comfort & Convenience

Community Amenities

At The Arbors, our focus is on fostering wellness and engagement. As one of the most experienced communities in the area focused exclusively on mind and memory care, residents are supported by compassionate staff who regularly attend quality trainings and adapt services to individual abilities and interests.

Reputation for Caring

Recognized for interdisciplinary approach across physicians, nursing, programming, rehabilitation and social services.

Caring Culture

Resident-centered approach to services with a focus on associate training.

Enhanced Health Support

Services supported by specialized equipment, such as mechanical lifts for transfers.

Research-based Memory Care

Dynamic programs facilitated by trained and certified associates, including sensory-based activities.

Other Features Include:
Enclosed, Secure Outdoor Courtyards
Walking Paths
Spacious Living Areas
Hair Salon
Aquatic Hydrotherapy Bath
Scheduled Transportation
Private Dining Room
Recreation Room

Floor Plans

Choose a space that feels just right.

Call for Availability
Memory Care
  • Studio
Studio Deluxe
Studio Deluxe
Starting at $12,000/mo
Memory Care
  • Studio Deluxe

    Living & Care

    Types of Care Offered Here

    • Mind & Memory Care

      Memory Care — Special care for those with memory impairment.

      • Homey living spaces to fit personal service requirements

      • Tailored, needs-based care for all stages of memory loss

      • On-site medical services and multi-sensory programs

      • Associates trained in meaningful, professional interactions

      • Programming for physical, social and intellectual wellness

      • Meals designed to deliver nutrition and stimulate senses

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      Respite Care

      Respite Care — A short-term stay when you or your loved one needs a break, some extra care or even just to try us out.

      • Personalized, 24/7 needs-based care as determined by a nursing assessment 
      • Sensory dining with healthy, chef prepared meals 
      • Texture modified diets and feeding assistance
      • Resident’s choice of care providers or access to our suggested on-site providers
      • Therapeutic experiences including research-based, sensory programs
      • Specially designed living spaces that support mental processing
      Life & Care Respite Woman and Caregiver
    • Nursing Home Care

      Nursing Home Care – Round the clock long or short-term care.

      • Care plans that are regularly adapted and enhanced

      • On-site 24/7 nursing care supported by a Medical Director

      • Supportive physical, occupational and speech therapists

      • Mechanical lifts and two-person assists for those with mobility limitations

      • Specialized diets

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    Meet Your Executive Director:

    Wendy Brodie, LNHA, is a Vermont native who studied social work at UVM and has devoted her entire 20-year career to geriatrics. She became executive director of The Arbors in 2016.

    What Brought You to Benchmark:

    I value the strong emphasis that Benchmark has on the importance of relationships with our residents, families and associates, and their commitment to providing robust care and services.

    Fun Fact:

    My most favorite part of the day is being able to spend time with our residents and families.

    Wendy Brodie

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      Benchmark's Purpose & Values

      At Benchmark Senior Living, we transform lives through meaningful human connection.

      Across all of our communities, our mission is to meet individuals where they are and connect them to the people, interests and things that matter most to them — at every stage of life. We are driven by our values: Called to Care, Better Together and Be the Benchmark.